"Lack of appointments at GP"
About: NHS Grampian NHS Grampian
Posted by 9697 (as ),
A doctor that had carried out my medical at a private clinic telephoned me and advised me to go and see my GP a. s. a. p. as something had shown up on my blood tests.
I drove into the town and tried to book an appointment at the new Forres Health Centre. Not really expecting one that day but you never know.
This was on Tuesday morning and I was given an appointment for a week Friday. I couldn't believe my ears, especially as I said it was to be sooner rather than later.
Anyway, I was instructed to telephone the appointment line next morning as there would be appointments issued then.
I phoned the clinic bang on eight next morning (1st in-line) and secured an appointment, not for that day but the day after (Thursday) which was almost acceptable. Thursday morning before eight the house phone went, turns out another doctor was off and could I give up my appointment until the next day Friday?
My question is, if there were no appointments on the Tuesday for eleven days then where did the Friday one come from. Also if was not my doctor who was off on Thursday, why was it me to be re-assigned?